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Palomar Mountain, CA
Photo by J. P. Greenwood

Palomar Mountain, CA

Most famous for its namesake observatory, this mountain, 1 1/2  hours northeast of downtown San Diego, is a lush springtime playground, with 10+ miles of hiking trails through meadows, creeks, and forests.

Stay: In the Gold Rush town of Julian, the Craftsman-style Orchard Hill Country Inn has a hammock and cookies waiting. From $195; orchardhill.com

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